Introduction to Critical thinking
    

    
    
    


        

Introduction to Critical thinking

The thinker

Introduction

The lecture that you attend on your course can provide important information for the understanding and developing critical thinking. It is important for you to develop this skill which benefits your academic performance, workshop and daily life.

Objectives

In this activity you will understand the meaning of critical thinking and the barriers to critical thinking.



Activity 1: Understanding the meaning critical thinking

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.  ------ Henry Ford

facts or opinions

Instruction

Read the following statements and decide whether they are true or false.

Decide which are the features of critical thinking.

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conceptualizing
applying
analyzing
synthesizing
evaluating
learning
arguing
coping
imitating

Research has shown that people who score well on critical thinking assessment are also rated by their supervisors as having good analysis, good problem-solving skills, good judgment and decision making, good overall job performance and good salary and promotion.  



Critical thinking is a type of thinking and it includes creative thinking.

Additional Resources

barriers to critical thinking

6 Exercises to Improve Critical Thinking from InfoPro Learning, Inc.

 

6 Exercises to Improve Critical Thinking from InfoPro Learning, Inc.

© Yang D. Y. 6 April

Created using the LOC Tool, University of Southampton